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August 28, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 23rd August 2017

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Hai Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu News Paper dated 23rd August 2017. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

  • Undoing - the cause of someone / something's failure
  • Injustice - an unfair action or event
  • Instant - immediate
  • Verdict -  an official judgment made in a court
  • Invoke -  to use a law or rule in order to achieve something
  • Norm - an average standard or level
  • Canon - a generally accepted rule
  • Discriminatory - treating a particular group of people unfairly because of their religion, race, or other personal features
  • Unconstitutional - not allowed or not legal according to the constitution
  • Privileged - having advantages and opportunities that other people do not have
  • Fundamental - essential to the existence, development, or success of something
  • Essential - completely necessary
  • Virtue - a quality that is useful in a particular activity
  • Majority - most of the people or things in a group
  • Undermine - to deliberately say or do things that make someone / something appear less important
  • Tenet - a principle, or a belief
  • On the contrary - used for emphasizing that something is true, even though it is the opposite of something that has been said
  • Forbidden -  not allowed according to a rule, law, or custom
  • Glean - to learn small pieces of information watching or listening carefully
  • Reprobate - someone who behaves in a way that you do not approve of
  • Manifestly - clearly and without any doubt
  • Arbitrary - not based on any particular plan, or not done for any particular reason
  • Marital - relating to marriage
  • Capriciously - suddenly and unexpectedly
  • Whimsically - not seriously
  • Reconciliation - a new and friendly relationship with someone who you argued with or fought with
  • Summation - a summary of what has been said or done
  • Violate -  to do something that is in opposition to a law, agreement, principle etc
  • Commendation - official or public praise
  • Implicit -  not stated directly, but expressed in the way that someone behaves, or understood from what they are saying
  • Bolster - to make something stronger or more effective
  • Conservative -  not willing to accept much change, especially in the traditional values of society
  • Concede - to admit that something is true
  • Egalitarian - supporting a social system in which everyone has equal status and the same money and opportunities
  • Segue - to change smoothly from one subject of conversation to another without stopping
  • Enact -  to make a proposal into a law
  • Regulate -  to control an activity, process, or industry officially by using rules
  • Regressive - relating to behaviour that is not responsible or controlled
  • Unworthy - dishonest, or morally wrong
  • Dislodge -  to force something out of its position
  • Verdict -  an official judgment made in a court
  • Unduly -  to a greater degree than is reasonable or necessary
  • Secularise - to make something less religious, or to stop it from being controlled by religion
  • Theology - a set of religious beliefs
Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Fusion and fission: On AIADMK merger"
  • Fusion - a process in which different styles, ideas, designs etc combine to form something new
  • Fission - the process in which a cell divides into two or more parts
  • Merger - the process of combining two companies or organizations to form a bigger one
  • Faction - a small group within a larger group, consisting of people with different opinions from the rest
  • Emergence of -  the process of appearing or becoming recognized
  • Fault lines - a problem that may not be obvious and could cause something to fail
  • Stability - a situation in which things happen as they should and there are no harmful changes
  • Unrivalled - used for emphasizing that something is much better or more important than other similar things
  • Polarising - to form two very different groups, opinions, or situations that are completely opposite to each other, or to cause this to happen
  • Disproportionate - if something is disproportionate, it is bigger or smaller than it should be in comparison to something else
  • Isolation -  the state of being separated from other people
  • Pre-condition - something that must happen or be done before something else can happen
  • On shaky ground - if someone is on shaky ground, they are not sure about the facts of what they are saying
  • Per se - by itself
  • Depiction - a description of something
  • Reunion - a situation in which people meet each other again after a period of time when they have been separated
  • Outcome -  the final result of a process, meeting, activity etc
  • Aversion - a strong feeling that you dislike someone or something
  • Retrieval -  the process of getting something back that was lost
  • Insistence - a very firm statement that something must happen or that something is true
  • Campaign - a series of actions intended to produce political or social change
  • Expelling -  to officially force someone to leave a place or organization because of their bad behaviour
  • Convening -  to arrange a formal meeting, or to gather for a meeting
  • Sidelining - to prevent someone from being involved in something that they would normally expect to be involved in
  • Relevance - the quality of being directly connected with and important to something else
  • Coalesce -  to come together and form a group or a single unit
  • From within - used when saying what happens in a group or organization
  • Reassert - to do something to show that you still have power
  • Loyalist - a person or group that strongly supports the government or ruler in power
  • Hold together - to stay together and continue to have a good relationship in a difficult situation
  • Snap election - a general election that is called earlier than expected
  • Floor test - a floor test is done to prove some type of majority (usually by head-count) on the floor of the Parliament
  • Muddled - not clear or effective
  • Circumstance - a fact or condition that affects a situation
  • At the helm -  in charge or in the position of a leader

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